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#1 Blue

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:38 AM

This has been bothering me for a while now. If you shot a Nerf gun on the moon, would anything happen? I know this may sound insanely stupid to some of you, but seriously, would the dart fly out?
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:57 AM

Nerf guns fire darts via air pressure. The moon has no atmosphere to speak of. Ergo, nerf no worky.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:14 AM

Just Some Bob and Thom pretty much coverd it. Space or Moon = No work.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:53 AM

However, spin guns like the Tommy20 and RevShot would work GREAT. :)
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:53 AM

If you could take the eyes of fire, and build a pressurized housing for it, or reinforce the parts or some such, you could shoot pretty damn far. You couldn't escape the moon's grivity though. (objects have to move 2.4km/s to do so, according to wikipedia)
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:23 AM

If you could take the eyes of fire, and build a pressurized housing for it, or reinforce the parts or some such, you could shoot pretty damn far. You couldn't escape the moon's gravity though. (objects have to move 2.4km/s to do so, according to wikipedia)

All you would have to do is lower the output pressure of the regulator a bit to lower the stress on the internals of the blaster. Earth's atmospheric pressure is only 15psi, so turning down the regulator output to the minimum level or simply replacing all of the internal tubing with something stronger should be enough. for it to work reliably.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:31 AM

If you could take the eyes of fire, and build a pressurized housing for it, or reinforce the parts or some such, you could shoot pretty damn far. You couldn't escape the moon's gravity though. (objects have to move 2.4km/s to do so, according to wikipedia)

All you would have to do is lower the output pressure of the regulator a bit to lower the stress on the internals of the blaster. Earth's atmospheric pressure is only 15psi, so turning down the regulator output to the minimum level or simply replacing all of the internal tubing with something stronger should be enough. for it to work reliably.


I'm pretty sure he means reinforce it so that the outword force of the compressed gas as well as the shell doesn't make it explode. I've always loved the thought of just going into space and exploding into trillions of little particles.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:39 PM

Well, on a flywheel gun, like the T20, then, if the darts did'nt expand and shred themselves, then yes. Since there is no air resistance, you would get a hell of a lot of range.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 03:49 PM

Well, on a flywheel gun, like the T20, then, if the darts did'nt expand and shred themselves, then yes. Since there is no air resistance, you would get a hell of a lot of range.


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Posted 09 September 2008 - 05:09 PM

On the moon, bad things would happen to nerf guns as everyone has said. But if you were on a space station with zero gravity, you could fire nerf guns and the dart would travel straight across the room, until air resistance slowed it down. It would take a while for it to do that though, and would require a lot of space, so it would be like having infinite range.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:48 PM

That would be hella fun. Making a Spherical room in a space station, and playing Nerf in it. It'll be like Ender's Game! :D
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:04 PM

Lets see here, no gravity to contend with and everyone is floating around with no efficient way to move themselves around.

I get a picture of a bunch of people floating around shooting automatics at each other, fun, until it's time to collect the darts.

Edited by Aimless, 09 September 2008 - 09:05 PM.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:10 PM

Well, as long as you're using stefans with metal weighted tips, you could just fly around with a powerful magnet and "sweep" up the darts instead of painstakingly grab each one. It would make the job a little easier, and quite a bit faster.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:31 PM

If you had a NERF war on a space-station, you would have a low-tech version of Ender's Game. If you have not read Ender's Game, you don't deserve to own a NERF blaster. This cannot be disputed.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:38 PM

I agree with imaseoulman. But why would you want to have a nerf war in space? I think it would be kinda hard. There would be mass confusion on darts bouncing around, and it would be much harder. Maybe laser tag, but not so much nerf.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:33 PM

The only blaster line that I could see working in any conditions in space would be the Vortex line. The gun fires by slamming the vortex ring forward while rotating it so that it soars. Due to the fact that there would be no air resistance on the moon, you would think that the ring would go nowhere, but the force of the blaster's unique firing system would be enough to launch the ring. Granted, ou may never see that ring again, but the coolness factor would definitely be worth it.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:33 PM

I've always loved the thought of just going into space and exploding into trillions of little particles.


Off topic, but is it just me, or does that sound like a death wish or something? (he didn't specify that the gun being the object exploding)

Edited by Mr. Tubb, 09 September 2008 - 10:34 PM.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 07:52 AM

I agree with imaseoulman. But why would you want to have a nerf war in space? I think it would be kinda hard. There would be mass confusion on darts bouncing around, and it would be much harder. Maybe laser tag, but not so much nerf.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:34 PM

Aha now if you shot it in the shuttle.
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:30 PM

If you had a NERF war on a space-station, you would have a low-tech version of Ender's Game. If you have not read Ender's Game, you don't deserve to own a NERF blaster. This cannot be disputed.


Seconded. A nerf war in space would be awesome.

Also awesome would be a nerf war in one of those high-altitude planes they use to mimic anti gravity. They probably wouldn't let you bring a gun, but still.
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:42 PM

Seconded. A nerf war in space would be awesome.

Also awesome would be a nerf war in one of those high-altitude planes they use to mimic anti gravity. They probably wouldn't let you bring a gun, but still.

The planes you speak of actually simulate weightlessness, or, the absence of gravity. Anti-Gravity is best explained here:

Definition of Anti-Gravity from Wikipedia

The website for the planes you speak of is here:

Zero G

Anti-Gravity, as explained in the Wiki,

"It does not refer to countering the gravitational force by an opposing force of a different nature, as a helium balloon does; instead, anti-gravity requires that the fundamental causes of the force of gravity be made either not present or not applicable to the place or object through some kind of technological intervention."

They also state this, "it is considered highly unlikely that anti-gravity is possible."

The Zero-G does not eliminate or negate gravity. You simply have the feeling of weightlessness when the plane is in the downward stroke of its flight pattern as you are falling at the same rate as the plane.
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 07:58 PM

OK, before we could Nerf in space, we have to make it so the plastic wouldn't crumble because of the -175 degrees
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:27 PM

OK, before we could Nerf in space, we have to make it so the plastic wouldn't crumble because of the -175 degrees


I think all our dreams and fantasies just went "phththththt....."

I bet the nerf slingshot would work, may actually be decent in space, ONLY in space.

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 11:09 AM

Well, as long as you're using stefans with metal weighted tips, you could just fly around with a powerful magnet and "sweep" up the darts instead of painstakingly grab each one. It would make the job a little easier, and quite a bit faster.


A powerful magnet on a space station. What could possibly go wrong?



Nerfing in microgravity would be awesome. But in an ultra low temp, near zero pressure environment, I see bad things happening with air powered toys. A slingshot would probably work, but that is about it. When the ISS takes visitors for a weekend, hit em up and I'll bring some guns.
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Posted 19 September 2008 - 01:53 AM

Um, you could clear out the ISS with a single magstrike and no reloading. It's not exactly spacious.
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